Thomas Aquinas: The Existence Of God

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Thomas Aquinas is a prominent figure for someone who believes, preaches, and teaches about Gods existence. Aquinas made what is known to be called the Summa Theologica. This piece of writing is known to talk about the relationship between God and man along with questions and articles to show that God truly exists. Part one, question number two in the Summa talks about the existence of God. In this section of Aquinas’ writing, he gives three articles which are questions to support his claim on the topic. The article contains objections to each question and Aquinas thus responds to it show what he thinks of them. This also includes Aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of God. The Summa first begin to talk about the first article: Whether the existence of God is self-evident, or obvious and clear. The objections start by saying God is self-evident and our knowledge of Him is naturally implanted in us. It subsequently uses a whole and a part to compare to God. A whole is larger than a part and when you think of Gods…show more content…
Plantinga states there is no one who can come up with a good argument for denying God. There’s going to be a point someone makes who believes in God and the non-believer will notice the argument to be valid from premises they know to be true. He uses an argument of intentionally or aboutness. The purpose of the argument is if a motive has an intention, then some being must have thought of it. This being is God. Many think our proportions should exist aside from our minds, but how can one think of it then? If you think of proposition as divine thought, there wouldn’t be an issue compared to human thought which becomes many propositions in our minds. When we think of our propositions as divine thought, we think of God’s thoughts after him. God is the reason we have intentions to reason and have intention in doing

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